Remember my ‘Yard Debris Wreaths’ from a while back?
I had added the nests and birds ‘as a finishing touch’, but they STILL didn’t feel done. But I had NO idea what else to do!! Some of you suggested adding a tag; which I tried – and nixed. They are so ‘organic’ that the tags looked out-of-place.
The one with the nest AND bird is hanging on my front door, and the one above on the shutter door to a cabinet in my living room.
EVERY time I looked at them, I think: “They STILL need something!” But I don’t know WHAT!! sigh.
Then, while I was out working in my yard last week, picking up pine cones from the grass, I came across ONE of the wispy tree twigs that I had used to make the twiggy wreaths a while back. It was just ONE little branch, and I still have a whole basketful of them leftover in my garage, AND about 15 wreaths already made; so I was just going to toss it into my yard debris bin along withe the pine cones.
Then BAM!!! Major BRAINSTORM!!
THIS (this little twig that I had in my hand) is exactly what the moss and bark wreaths need!!!!
It’s a very subtle added touch, but just that little ‘something more’ that they needed to feel ‘finished’.
The twigs show up much better in person. So after I did the one on my front door with the branch I had just picked up in my yard; I went to my stash in the garage to find some to add to the other wreath.
I seriously LOVE these wreaths now!
And I kinda think I like the asymmetry of the second one MORE.
This is what I used to attach the twigs. First I found the ‘spot’ that I wanted it to originate from and ‘punched a hole’ into the wreath with the point of my scissors. I squeezed a fair amount of tacky glue into the hole and inserted the thick end of my branch.
Then I ‘played around’ a bit with positioning the wispy branch ends. When I found the spot I wanted them to stay in, I used the floral pins (shown above) pushed in to hold them down. It was a little tricky to find a spot that the pins would GO through, between the pieces of bark. Then I just glued another little piece of moss on top of the pin to disguise it!
Do you agree with me that this was the perfect finishing touch for these wreaths?
Sometimes, your answer LITERALLY does, fall from the sky!